Follies Family Variety Show is BACK

by Miriah Turner on March 17, 2014 at 7:00 am

The Follies Family variety show is returning to the stage at Secrest Auditorium this Friday and Saturday.

The new non-profit Follies Family event is appropriatly titled "The Show Must Go On". Originally the Zaney Follys, the event has been running for 25 years and is fashioned off the style of the Ziegfeld Follies variety show back in the 1920s.

"They can expect a good two hour fun filled show of song and dance, and people from the community doing things that you just might not expect to see them doing on stage," said Ann Combs, Manager of Secrest and Follies Family Trustee. "We’re talking sign, dance, skits, fun, laughs,great entertainment, great local entertainment, all put together for a wonderful, wonderful, cause. So it’s really something that you don’t want to miss."

Local talent and volunteers put on the event and all  proceeds from the show benefit Genesis Hospice.

"What I love about the Follies Family is that it brings some of the most talented people in our community together for the purpose of helping those in need at their end of life care," said Combs. "With some of those that don’t have any funding, Genesis Hospice is wonderful to make sure that anyone in our community that needs help during that crucial time is taken care of. And we want to make sure that those services continue in our community".

Ticket prices range from $10-$15. All seats are reserved. You can purchase tickets at the Secrest Auditorium box office Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM, online at, or at Ticket Crush on Maple Ave. Show times are 8 PM this Friday March 21st as well as 2PM and  8 PM this Saturday March 22nd.